Salary: Top pay for new nurses – the South

by Scrubs Editor• March 28, 2013Featured Articles, Nursing Salary

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Where in the U.S. are new nurses receiving top pay? Let’s take a look at the South (get our round up for the West Coast here). Keep in mind that the facts and figures are mostly related to new nurses and numbers might be higher for nurses with more experience or for those in specific specialties.

Did you miss our list of top 10 best paying nursing specialties? You can read that here!

Average pay (per hour) for top cities:

Dallas, TX: $28
Houston, TX: $29
Oklahoma City, OK: $23
Little Rock, AR: $23
New Orleans, LA: $25
Frankfurt, KY: $22
Nashville, TN: $24
Jackson, MS: $23.50
Birmingham, AL: $23
Atlanta, GA: $26
Miami, FL: $28
Columbia, SC: $24
Raleigh, NC: $24
Richmond, VA: $25
Charleston, WV: $23.50

Source: Nurse Zone
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April 24th KANS Meeting Recap

At our last meeting of the Spring 2013 Semster, Officer ballots were passed out and officers were elected for the Fall Semester.

President- Kaylea Davis

Vice President- Hilary Howard

Secretary- Michelle Walton

Treasurer- Alecia Sullivan

Historian- Lacy Coswert

Shirt orders were also discussed, and it was decided that an order would be placed to restock our inventory with pink and black RN (Rescue Ninja) style shirts and grey Peace, Love, Nursing shirts with blue and pink ink. Long and short sleeved styles will also be ordered. This shirt order will allow us to have enough to sell at the beginning of the fall semester.

At the first meeting of the fall semester on Wednesday, August 28th during Happening Hour, a vote will be taken on which two new designs of shirts should be ordered. So if anyone has any ideas, be sure to be at the first fall meeting to submit your idea, and vote on your favorite design.

Shirts will be sold for the following prices:
Short Sleeved t-shirts- 1 shirt for $12.00 or 2 shirts for $20.00
Long Sleeved t-shirts- 1 shirt for $18.00 or 2 shirts for $30.00
We have a few Hoodies left- 1 for $25.00
And Badge Reels are still- 1 fo $5.00

A motion was made and carried regarding the option of a paypal device to allow payment by credit card for students purchasing KANS merchandise, this will be discussed with Mrs. Gholson at a later date.

April 8th Back From Convention

The 61st Annual NSNA Convention was held in Charlotte NC. Thanks to KANS fundraising efforts this semester, five members were able to attend at only the cost of thei convention registration fee. Thanks to WKCTC for covering the gas and KANS for covering our rooms. It was an experience none of us will forget. We got to know our fellow members and sponsers, and met NSNA members from across the country, from California to New York to Peurto Rico. We had a blast during the first night Zumba party, and met so many people. We attended an NCLEX-RN Review that spanned three days and was packed with great information. The convention hosted Focus Subjects on test taking skills, pharmacology, oncology, emergency nursing and more. Our t-shirt designs were a complete hit, our table stayed swamped with customers, and by the end of the convention we sold nearly everything we took, and actually had to turn people away because we sold completely out of some sizes, sales totaled over $1600.00! In our down time we got to eat at some amazing restaurants in beautiful Center City Charlotte, and explore the local area. Convention is absolutly an experience not to be missed! Can’t wait for the Midyear Conference in Louisville!